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Coronavirus: Death toll in China rises to 54, over 300 new cases detected

The latest numbers from Hubei, the epicentre of the contagion, puts the nationwide total of confirmed infections at 1,610, based on figures previously released by the Cen

The Hindu 26 Jan 2020 5:12 am

President Xi warns virus spreading fast, China facing grave situation

President Xi Jinping said China was facing a grave situation as the death toll from the coronavirus outbreak jumped to 41, overshadowing ce

The Times of India 26 Jan 2020 4:09 am

BSF-BGB exchange sweets on eve of 71st Republic Day

On the eve of the 71st Republic Day celebrations, troops of the BSF, stationed along the India-Bangladesh border at Akhaura, exchanged sweets with the troops of their Ban

NORTHEAST NOW 26 Jan 2020 1:37 am

U.S. Presidential Election 2020: What are the Democratic presidential primaries all about?

How does the process to nominate the U.S. presidential candidate work?

The Hindu 26 Jan 2020 12:18 am

New fears over extent of coronavirus challenge in China

The Times of India 25 Jan 2020 10:55 pm

Cleaner jailed for stealing Kings watches

The 46-year-old woman worked in a royal household and the judgment was handed down at a court in the Moroccan capital, Rabat.

The Hindu 25 Jan 2020 10:19 pm

China toll hits 41; virus detected in Australia, EU

The number of confirmed infection cases in China stands at 1,287; President Xi Jinping says country faces a grave situation

The Hindu 25 Jan 2020 10:12 pm

The Minister is on paternity leave

Koizumis decision to take a break for childcare is being touted as a revolutionary step in Japan

The Hindu 25 Jan 2020 8:25 pm

All the Presidents men and women

Trumps defence team at the Senate trial includes a host of legal minds from Ken Starr to Jane Raskin

The Hindu 25 Jan 2020 8:21 pm

Always in attack mode

Brazils top govt. leaders are accused of using racial slurs and Nazi slogans to attack their rivals

The Hindu 25 Jan 2020 8:17 pm

Coronavirus: India 'requests' China to permit Indian students stuck in Wuhan ..

About 700 Indian students, mostly medical students, are believed to be studying in different universities in Wuhan and its surrounding area

The Times of India 25 Jan 2020 7:50 pm

China's President Xi warns virus is 'accelerating', country facing 'grave sit..

Chinese President Xi Jinping warned China was facing a grave situation given the accelerating spread of a new SARS-like virus that has infe

The Times of India 25 Jan 2020 7:35 pm

China's President Xi Jinping holds politburo meeting on curbing virus outbrea..

Chinese President Xi Jinping, saying the country is facing a grave situation, held a politburo meeting on measures to fight a coronavirus o

The Times of India 25 Jan 2020 6:06 pm

Hong Kong leader declares virus emergency, halts official visits to mainland ..

Schools, now on Lunar New Year holidays, would remain shut until Feb. 17, while inbound and outbound flights and high speed rail trips betw

The Times of India 25 Jan 2020 3:04 pm

China virus remains severe, medical supplies very tight: Source

hina's new coronavirus outbreak remains severe and medical supplies are very tight in Wuhan city, where the virus was first identified, an

The Times of India 25 Jan 2020 2:17 pm

Coronavirus outbreak revives calls to stop wildlife trade

Bats are known to harbour coronavirus, but scientists have yet to fully understand the new virus and how it leapt from animals to people.

The Hindu 25 Jan 2020 2:14 pm

Jaishankar calls on Brazilian President

Mr. Bolsonaro and Mr. Jaishankar deliberated on ways to deepen overall bilateral cooperation including in areas like trade and investment, officials said.

The Hindu 25 Jan 2020 10:23 am

How Will Millions of Myanmar Migrant Workers Vote in the 2020 Election?

This week, The Irrawaddy talks to migrant worker advocate Ko Htoo Chit and elections expert Ko Sai Ye Kyaw Swar Myint about prospects for M

The Irrawaddy 25 Jan 2020 10:00 am

Coronavirus: China to build 1,000-bed hospital within a week

The Chinese city of Wuhan is rapidly building a new 1,000-bed hospital to treat victims of a new coronavirus. Building machinery, including

The Times of India 25 Jan 2020 9:18 am

Indias passive foreign policy yielding to one advancing its interests: U.S. official

Ms. Wells, who has just returned from a trip to the region besides attending the Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi, said nowhere this shift is more visible than in the Indo-P

The Hindu 25 Jan 2020 8:27 am

First clinical data shows new China virus similar to SARS

that are similar to SARS and is capable of spreading from person to person and between cities, said a new Lancet report providing first clinical data from initial cases.

The Times of India 25 Jan 2020 7:52 am

Just wearing a mask may not be enough to stem outbreak

Chinese authorities have encouraged people in Wuhan to wear surgical masks in public to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus.Do they

The Times of India 25 Jan 2020 7:17 am

The Irrawaddy Business Roundup

This week, Myanmar saw major signs of foreign support for its IT, insurance and creative sectors, as well as power production, especially l

The Irrawaddy 25 Jan 2020 7:00 am

France confirms 2 cases of virus from China, first in Europe

More cases are expected, says France Health Minister

The Hindu 25 Jan 2020 2:29 am

Assam: NIA files chargesheet against five JMB operatives

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a chargesheet against five alleged Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) operatives in the Barpeta JMB module case. The

NORTHEAST NOW 24 Jan 2020 10:49 pm

Iraqis protest, seek ouster of U.S. troops

Thousands of men, women and children massed under grey skies in the Jadiriyah district of east Baghdad, chanting Get out, get out, occupier!

The Hindu 24 Jan 2020 10:27 pm

At least two killed as blast in machine shop rips Houston neighbourhood

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said the blast was felt as far away as 22 km.

The Hindu 24 Jan 2020 9:15 pm

More Than Half of Parliamentarians Back NLD Charter Amendment Bills

The bills, backed by 351 members of Parliament will be discussed in the upcoming parliamentary session, but they are likely to face a milit

The Irrawaddy 24 Jan 2020 7:48 pm

The Pitfalls in Afghanistans Peace Process

A US-Taliban peace agreement seems closer than ever, but the whole thing could unravel when it comes time for intra-Afghan talks.

Thediplomat 24 Jan 2020 7:45 pm

Top Myanmar Court Rejects Final Appeal for Rakhine Activists in Treason Case

The Union Supreme Court has rejected the final appeal in the case against Rakhine politician Dr. Aye Maung and writer Win Hin Aung, upholdi

The Irrawaddy 24 Jan 2020 7:30 pm

Six killed, several injured in shooting in Germany

The incident occurred at 12.45 pm local time (1145 GMT) close to a building in the town of Rot am See.

The Hindu 24 Jan 2020 7:28 pm

Highlights From the Summary of Myanmar Report on Human Rights Violations in R..

The Irrawaddy publishes highlights of a summary, issued by the Presidents Office, of the still-unreleased Independent Commission of Enquiry

The Irrawaddy 24 Jan 2020 7:25 pm

Assembly polls: Nepal Communist Party wins resounding victory

The ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has registered a landslide victory in the National Assembly polls of the Himalayan nation. The NCP bagged 16 out of the 18 seats th

NORTHEAST NOW 24 Jan 2020 7:18 pm

Myanmar Girls Trafficked to China from Shan, Militia Detains Suspects

A local Kachin group is asking for help finding two girls from Shan State who were trafficked to China as the group gathers evidence agains

The Irrawaddy 24 Jan 2020 6:44 pm

Survey: Nearly Half of Afghans Want US Troops Out After Deal

Afghans remain divided about whether U.S. and NATO troops should stay after a peace deal -- 46 percent say leave, 33 percent say stay.

Thediplomat 24 Jan 2020 6:39 pm

Wuhan Flights to Myanmar Stopped Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Chinese flights to Myanmar are being canceled because of the coronavirus and students in affected Chinese cities are being urged to contact

The Irrawaddy 24 Jan 2020 6:07 pm

Myanmar Military Denies Using Drones to Attack Arakan Army Troops

The Myanmar military says it only uses drones for security purposes, rejecting AAs claim it uses them in combat; KNU says even reconnaissan

The Irrawaddy 24 Jan 2020 4:23 pm

Beijing to close section of Great Wall, other tourist sites

China announced Friday it will close a section of the Great Wall and other famous Beijing landmarks to control the spread of a deadly virus

The Times of India 24 Jan 2020 3:46 pm

China building a hospital to treat virus, expands lockdowns

Lockdowns to now include at least 10 cities with a total of about 33 million people.

The Hindu 24 Jan 2020 3:07 pm

Myanmar Foreign Ministry Acknowledges ICJ Ruling, Repeats Denial of Genocide ..

Responding to the ICJs imposition of provisional measures against Myanmar, the government has reiterated its stance that there was no genoc

The Irrawaddy 24 Jan 2020 12:58 pm

Coronavirus: China adds ninth city to transport ban, 32 million people now af..

Authorities in Jingzhou, located in Hubei province where the virus first emerged, said all rail services leaving the city would close from

The Times of India 24 Jan 2020 12:46 pm

China sets up research team to combat coronavirus spread

The Times of India 24 Jan 2020 12:04 pm

China Coronavirus Infects 830, Kills 26 as Lunar New Year Holiday Begins

Cases of the new coronavirushave been confirmed in 29 of Chinas provincial-level regions, with 26 deaths and 830 infections reported.

The Irrawaddy 24 Jan 2020 10:50 am

25 Indians trapped in Wuhan; coronavirus reaches Singapore, Vietnam

Twenty-five Indian students, of whom 20 are from Kerala, are trapped in Wuhan after the Chinese city of 11 million was locked down to conta

The Times of India 24 Jan 2020 9:55 am

Coronavirus outbreak not yet global health emergency: WHO

The WHO has announced that it was oo early to declare the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in China a public health emergency of internat

The Times of India 24 Jan 2020 9:45 am

For hippo Fionas 3rd birthday, zoo seeks aid for Australia

Instead of sending birthday gifts for Fiona, the Ohio zoo is asking people to buy T-shirts that will directly benefit the Bushfire Emergency Wildlife Fund.

The Hindu 24 Jan 2020 9:14 am

China's Coronavirus: What we know so far

The virus has caused alarm because it is still too early to know just how dangerous it is and how easily it spreads between people. And bec

The Times of India 24 Jan 2020 9:05 am